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Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: A Sure to Be Epic Sunday Brunch

Crawfish Festival @ The Heights
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
411 West 20th (behind Heights Floral Shop)

Get your mudbug on at this community crawfish fest, where all ages are welcome to join in on the fun. The free-admission festival features live music, the finale of the annual Idol of the Heights singing contest, performances by students from local schools, exhibitor booths and shopping opportunities, a Kids’ World area of rides and activities, and crawfish, of course. Get ’em by the plate with corn and potatoes (discounted platters available for pre-purchase for $18 online). But if you’re not up to getting your hands dirty, Happy Fatz will be on hand with hot dogs and gourmet desserts, and Papa Murphy's Pizza will be serving up cheese and pepperoni pizza.

Veracruz Brunch @ Cuchara
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
214 Fairview

Cuchara celebrates the beautiful state of Veracruz with food, drinks, music, crafts and folk dances at this pop-up celebration of the iconic Café de La Parroquia in Veracruz. The cafe’s very own chef Alejandra Fernandez will create a vibrant brunch menu in honor of her home restaurant. Folk dances start at 12:45 p.m. Reservations are not required.

Texas Independence Day Party @ Buffalo Bayou Brewery
Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
5301 Nolda

March 2, 1836, isn't just any old date — it's the birthday of Texas. And what better way to celebrate Texas than with beer, barbecue and a badass band? In honor of the very special day, Buffalo Bayou Brewery is throwing a full-out bash featuring all the above on Saturday. A $20 ticket will get you an awesome limited-edition boot glassware and four tasty beers. Hungry? Blood Brothers BBQ and Doughmakers will be onsite serving up some of the best barbecue and doughnuts you've ever tasted.

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Unicorn Squad's Sunday Funday Pop-up Brunch @ Oxheart
Sunday, 11 a.m. till they sell out
1302 Nance

Oxheart may be closed for its winter break, but you can still get a taste of the good stuff at this special pop-up brunch. Bring your bellini and michelada drinking abilities and get ready to smash biscuits, sticky buns, avo’ toast, English muffins, sourdough waffles, sprinkles and more (available cash-only from open until they run out of bacon marmalade). Warning: There may be a line, so you may want to also bring a chair and a koozie.

Cellar Select Wine DInner @ Kiran’s Restaurant & Bar
Sunday, 4 p.m.
4100 Westheimer

Chef Kiran will be curating a special wine dinner for guests that will include select vintage wines and an elegant five-course meal. The select and spice-filled menu starts with hors d’oeuvres and wine on the veranda before moving on to courses like lobster with black truffle and curry leaf emulsion, tandoori quail stuffed with mission figs, and cabernet-braised venison osso bucco. Cost is $165 per person. Call 713-960-8472 for reservations.  

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